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Lead Veterinarian – Metro Atlanta, GA #3987

Lead Veterinarian/Medical Director – Metro Atlanta, GA #3987

We are seeking a Lead Veterinarian to join a dedicated team. This is a wellness clinic for an animal shelter located an hour northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. The Lead Veterinarian oversees and provides full-service quality medical and surgical care for all shelter and public animals. In addition, the Lead Veterinarian serves as the team leader for clinical-based medical decisions while working in conjunction with the COO and CEO. This is a leadership role which serves as an on-site mentor for other veterinarians and upholds the practice’s clinical and operational standards of care on a day-to-day basis.

This practice believes that all pets should have accessible preventative care at an affordable price. They are a leader in lifesaving with a good reputation for adoptions, medical care, customer service, and more. Shelter medicine is rewarding and challenging. Join a talented team of passionate individuals who want to improve the lives of the animals in the community. The team strives to be a fun place to work where the work matters and YOU matter.


  • DVM, VMD or equivalent from an accredited university and license in good standing with state veterinary board. License, or ability to apply for license, with Drug Enforcement Agency
  • 3-5 years of previous experience in shelter medicine
  • Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Excellent communication skills which can support clear and regular communication with CEO and COO as well as internal staff on all levels
  • Maintains current, relevant knowledge of shelter animal health protocols and companion animal health issues
  • Interest in continuing veterinary education and exploration of new technologies and treatment
  • Desire to provide compassionate and patient-centered care and customer services
  • Participates in training/continuing education opportunities within the veterinary field
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated good working habits in an environment that requires multitasking and multiple demands on time

Compensation/Benefits: Generous compensation and medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with match, life insurance, CE allowance, licensing and insurance allowance, PTO, sick days, and sign-on bonus.

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